Changes in Crayon Names Reflect Broader Societal Trends

Binney and Smith Celebrates 100 Years Of Crayola

If you haven’t picked up a box of Crayola crayons recently, you might be surprised to learn that the colors you loved as a child aren’t quite the same ones in the box now. Over the years, Crayola has retired certain crayons and renamed others due to shifts in racial, societal, and political attitudes. Head over to Mental Floss to learn more.